The Copper Belt Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 45.0275, -116.82140
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Copper Belt Mine MRDS details
Primary: Copper Belt Mine
District: Seven Devils District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Payette National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: George McCarthy
Years: 1942 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1905
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Comment (Location): Location Uncertain But Mine Is .5 Mi By Trail From The E Side Of The Snake River Opposite Homestead, Ore. Narrative Location Places This Mine In The W/2 Sec. 33.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Files (WFOC).
Reference (Deposit): Commodity Files, USGS, Spokane W
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